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I met my cousin Stevie about 4 years ago in 2007 atThanksgiving Every year my moms side of the family comes over for ourcrazy T-day party It was his first time coming He was very shy and didnot seem to know what to say he smelt of sweat when I hugged himpossibly from being so nervous However his discomfort faded quicklyand we even kept in touch after Thanksgiving we soon became very closeAlmost like brother and sister I remember talking and laughing while on the phone listeningto my cousin Stevies cheery voice Then all of a sudden he nervouslysaid I have something to tell you but Ill e-mail it because its toohard to say The air became thick My mouth was dry from theanticipation The only noise was the upbeat music of Lily Allen that Iwas listening to I was sitting on my soft quilted covers of my bedIndian-style in front of my laptop staring at the deep blue color of mybedroom walls I had no idea what to expect Then I received an e-mailthat said I really hope you dont take this so hard The truth is you wereadopted Your mother and father adopted you when you were young yourbirth parents split up Our mother is actually Aunt MiriamOur father is Steven Frances youre my little sis and I havewanted to meet you my whole lifeI was surprised beyond belief Silence filled the phone from that pointon I did not know whether to feel sad angry upset or anything at allI was confused but it still had not even truly hit me yet About a week later I finally decided to ask my dad if itwas true My dad and mom and sat me in the living room They told meeverything and I mean absolutely everything
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